Jayhawk Music & Art Festival

Jayhawk Music & Art Festival

The inaugural Jayhawk Music & Art Festival is slated for Saturday, Aug. 5, and the proceeds will go towards benefitting the Children's Advocacy Center of the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit.

The Jayhawk Music & Art Festival was created in memory of the organizer's late father, Jay Burgess.

The festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Pigeon Mountain Grill at 18381 Ga. Highway 193 in Chickamauga.

The event is free to the public, but donations towards the Children's Advocacy Center are appreciated, organizer Vic Burgess said.

Anyone interested in having a space for artwork and/or sponsoring is asked to email Burgess at Connectionsburgess@gmail.com.

The event will feature regional artisans and artists as well as live music from Mic Harrison & The High Score, Tommy Womack, Sweet GA Brown, The ExLaws, Kidd/Shaw, Small Town Rumor, Bob Carty, Un Amigo, Muletide, Marlon Murphy, Michael Teague, Corey Alan Rose Band, plus many more.

Current sponsors include The Doctor's Clinic, Creative Image Salon, Amanda Debord Realtor Teems & Teems Realty, Fountain Plaza Oil Lube & Filter Service, Bank of LaFayette, Medithrift Pharmacy, The Real Deal/Legacy Wrestling, Penelope's Lularoe Closet & Boutique, Lafayette Rental Properties, The Workhouse Fitness Center, Pigeon Mountain Trading Company, David and Sherin Gottlieb, Shoprite, Ford Chiropractic, and Holli Collier.

Josh O'Bryant is a general assignment reporter and covers the Walker-Catoosa County area. He can be reached at the Walker County Messenger office at 706-638-1859 and by email at jobryant@npco.com.